Did you know that it’s National Infant Immunization Week? Probably not, I’m guessing. For many of you, having your children immunized is a routine assignment that you don’t think much about. If you immunize your children, I applaud you. But did you know that immunization rates are down worldwide, including in the United States? And […]
Archive | April, 2012
April 17, 2012 – Thirty-eight girls and boys will walk the runway on May 2 in the annual Children’s Cancer Fund Luncheon and Fashion Show. Clarice Tinsley of Fox 4 News follows one of the children as she shops for the dress she will model, and then keep courtesy of Dillard’s.
The idea of attending a camp for transplant recipients didn’t really appeal to Libby Arterburn until her sophomore year of high school. “I don’t know why I chose that year,” the now 18-year-old liver transplant recipient said. Maybe it was because she spent so much time in the hospital that year from contracting H1N1 “way […]
Q: I’ve heard about an organ crisis. What does that mean? A: It means that the need for organ transplants vastly supersedes available organs. That has always been the case, and it continues to be the case today. Q: What do you say to families to explain the benefit of organ donation? A: One of […]
Q: How does the process of speaking to families begin? A: A call to STA is required on all patient deaths and all imminent patient deaths. At Children’s, it’s generally the nursing staff, physicians or nurse practitioners who make the call to us. The organ donor protocol begins with a referral of a patient that […]
With the help of the Nephrology team at Children’s, Maria Alias and her husband came up with a treatment plan that would allow their two sons with kidney failure, Najib and Safie, to maintain as regular lives as possible. They elected for both of them to do peritoneal dialysis at home every night while they […]
Children’s Med Dallas is an unprecedented look behind the walls of Children’s Medical Center. Watch this promo of the season finale and then visit Facebook to see the episode in full.
Maria Alias had no idea what nephrophthisis meant when she brought her two sons, Safie and Najib, from Malaysia to America in 2005. But she learned very quickly in the summer of 2011. The boys’ father noticed that Najib, then 6, had uncontrollable tremors in his hands one morning in July when Maria was out […]
Let’s be honest. Every episode ending in a cliffhanger makes us all anxious. We want to know how these patients who we’ve come to know and care for turn out. Moreover, we want to know that those patients turn out well. Well, we’ll get our wish this Saturday on the series finale. How has Rylynn […]
This Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on WFAA, you’ll get to see some of the hardest and sweetest issues that parents of Children’s patients face. Episode 6 of Children’s Med Dallas picks up the stories of two families in the NICU who were introduced in Episode 5. You’ll get to see how newborn Dakayta fares following […]